Magi Craft Meister Volume 9 Chapter 11
09-11 Again, Elsa Disappears
The conversation between Laojin and Reiko continued .
“So, just we aren’t enough to persuade My Lord, right?”
“That’s correct . After all we’re something Father created, unfortunately we have to accept we don’t have that much influence . ”
Both parties seemed to be of one mind .
“So, what are we going to do?”
Laojin asked Reiko .
“I’m reluctant to do this, but let us ask Elsa-san . ”
Reiko replied . Looking at her frown, it was a rather difficult decision for Reiko .
“In that case, Reiko-san, please bring Elsa-san from Kunlun Island along with you . ”
“Got it . Take care of Father in the meanwhile . ”
“Gladly . ”
After exchanging such a conversation, Reiko warped to Kunlun Island by herself .
“Good day . ”
Reiko called out to them and she entered the large guesthouse where Elsa and company were . It was Jin’s property in the first place so she had no need to hold back, but she was being polite .
“Hello . …Oh my, Reiko-san?”
Mine came and looked a little surprised .
“Hello . As a matter of fact, I have a request regarding Father that I’d like to ask Elsa-san about . ”
Elsa turned up from behind Mine .
Reiko explained Jin’s current state to the two . Elsa and Mine quietly listened . About how he was attempting to oppose the Unifilers . About how he was conscious of the war . About how he was worried about what he could do…
“He does not seem as happy as before . I am worried about that . ”
Reiko concluded and brought the explanation to a finish .
The two stayed silent for a while, and the first one to open her mouth was Mine .
“Jin-sama has, because of what happened to Elsa and then Reinhardt-sama, a grudge with the Unifilers it seems . ”
“To be frank, I’m happy that he’s doing it for me . But I wish Jin-nii didn’t push himself too hard . ”
Elsa also gave her opinion . Mine continued .
“Surely Jin-sama is losing his composure because he’s chasing after too many things at once, don’t you think?”
Elsa also shared that view .
“I think so too . This too, and that too, I feel like he’s coveting for too many things like that . ”
Reiko took some time to think about it, and she got the feeling that what the two said was probably right .
“So, what do you think we should do?”
That was the thing Reiko wanted to know the most .
“He needs a break, don’t you think?”
The one who replied was Mine .
“A break, is it…”
Reiko mumblingly parroted her words, but she seemed to think that was a good idea .
“So, how should I have Father take a break then, I wonder?”
Reiko couldn’t come up with anything .
This time the one who replied was Elsa .
“As long as it’s something fun, I think it’ll be enough . ”
“Something fun, is it…”
Once more Reiko could do nothing but mumblingly parrot the words . She appeared to be a little sad . She was probably feeling disappointed as she couldn’t think of that herself .
“In that case, won’t you please ask Father, Elsa-san?”
“Yes . If rather than me Elsa-san asks, then surely Father will have more of a change of pace . ”
Elsa sympathized with Reiko’s slightly sad feel and nodded .
“Mm . If you’re fine with me . Please wait a moment . ”
Elsa said and went to adjust her clothes . Mine who was left behind said,
“Reiko-san, I think it’s also fine to go somewhere where Jin-sama can feel at ease . ”
She gave Reiko her own opinion .
“Somewhere he can feel at ease, is it . ”
After hearing that, Reiko thought what could a place where Jin felt at ease be . But before she could finish that thought Elsa came back .
“Sorry for the wait . ”
Elsa’s outfit consisted of a deep blue long skirt, a white blouse with a light blue scarf, and the brooch she got from Jin .
For now they were the best clothes Elsa had .
“Mother, see you later . ”
“See you . ”
After a simple exchange, Elsa used the Warp gate with Reiko .
Once they appeared in the Warp Gate room on the first floor, she was led to the workshop by Reiko .
It was the first time Elsa was in this workshop, and she was curiously looking around at everything .
Back at the workshop, Jin was giving instructions to Laojin who assisted him . Once he noticed that not only Reiko but Elsa too entered the room, he was surprised .
“…And that’s how it is, can I leave the preparations to you, Laojin?”
“Yes, certainly . ”
After finishing instructing Laojin, Jin was flustered, turned to Elsa, and,
“Elsa, what’s the matter?”
He asked . Elsa replied immediately as if she had already thought of a reply .
“Teach Magi Engineering to me, too . Ah, Jin-nii called it, Magi Craft, right?”
“To you, Elsa? Magi Craft?”
“Yes . I want to try . Can’t I?”
Head tilted a little down Elsa asked with upturned eyes . Jin was weak to requests from his family .
He hesitated a little, but soon agreed,
“Fine, I’ll teach you . ”
He replied .
“Can’t wait . ”
Elsa said, also delighted .
Reiko who was watching them from the side thought,
(Come to think of it, some time ago Father did mutter something about that…)
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“Yes . That’s the standard way to use Magic Energy . ”
Jin’s coaching began immediately . Beginning with how to use Craft Magic .
Normal magic did most of its work outside, but Craft Magic did most of its work inside the material .
In other words, instead of seeing it by sight it was necessary to sense the Magic Energy .
Jin began from having her comprehend that difference .
“Aww, it’s hard . ”
“Keep it up . Because once you can do this the rest will become easier . ”
“Mm . ”
It was indeed a sight exactly like a brother teaching his little sister . A heartwarming sight .
By now, worries about new weapons, military preparations, and such had disappeared from Jin’s mind .
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In the end, Jin’s coaching of Craft Magic to Elsa continued until it was around two hours to dusk .
As a result, Elsa became somewhat able to handle and sense Magic Energy, and also learned the basics of the Craft Magic spells [Softening] and [Forming] .[Softening] in particular was very profound with Jin being able to even make figurines using it, but the best Elsa could make was something like a cup .
“This, is interesting . ”
Even so, using the memorized spells of [Softening] and [Forming], Elsa was playing with a lump of copper kneading it like clay .
Seeing Elsa who said so and smiled Jin couldn’t help but smile himself too .
Seeing that Reiko felt relieved . And then she neared the two and informed them of the time .
“Father, Elsa-san, it’s already 5 o’clock . It’s about time to wrap up . ”
“Ah, it’s already so late, huh . ”
“Time flies when you’re having fun, no?”
And so Elsa decided to return to Kunlun Island for the day .
“Well then, see you tomorrow . Shall we return here to continue from where we left off tomorrow after lunch?”
“Mm, Jin-nii . I’m looking forward to it . ”
Reiko and Elsa then headed for the Warp Gate room on the first floor together .
“Elsa-san, thank you for today . ”
Reiko said and,
“No problem, I had fun too . Looking forward to tomorrow . ”
Elsa replied .
They soon arrived in the Warp Gate room . At that moment Reiko received a call from Jin through her internal ManaCom .
“Reiko, I forgot I had something to give to Elsa . Please come here to pick it up . ”
Reiko then said,
“Elsa-san, Father contacted me and said he has something to give to you, so I’ll quickly go get it . I’ll be back soon so please wait here . ”
“Mm, got it . ”
Reiko then hurried back to where Jin was .
“Ah, Reiko, sorry for calling you back . ”
“No problem, what would you like me to do?”
“Yeah, I was thinking about giving this to Elsa . Well, I could do it lunch tomorrow too but since she’s here I wanted to give it to her early . ”
Jin said and held out a bracelet .
“It’s a bracelet to protect Elsa from her excessive Magic Energy disorder . It has the effect of converting surplus Mana to Ether and storing it . ”
It would be far simpler to release it into the air instead of storing it, but as Jin thought it was a waste he had the bracelet store the surplus Magic Energy .
Despite being busy he hadn’t forgotten about Elsa’s illness .
“Well, she’s with Mine now so it’s not really necessary but . ”
Mine had been the most worried about separating from Elsa who would end up damaging herself, but looking at the two lately the situation had seemed alright to Jin .
Because of that whenever he had spare time he had worked on it, and before he knew it he had recently finished it .
“I understand . I’ll go give it to her . ”
By all rights Elsa would’ve been happier if Jin gave it to her but, after all as a simple enjineer he didn’t realize it .
And thus Reiko went to the Warp Gate room on the first floor with the bracelet .
And no sooner than that, she came back and reported with a concerned voice .
“Father, Elsa-san has disappeared . ”